Visualization

Showing the stories in data through statistics, design, aesthetics, and code.

Getting around Chicago in 30 minutes or less

When you’re deciding on a place to live in a new place, it’s…

Price of weed

I was raised to always find the best deal whenever I bought anything.…

Generic terms for streams mapped

The names of places can say a lot about a geographic area. Derek…

Steve Jobs patents

Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple yesterday, and one of the…

Who owns the beer

When you walk the beer aisle at the grocery store, there are lots…

Growth of newspapers across the United States

The Rural West Initiative and the Bill Lane Center for the American West…

Mobile patent lawsuits

Mike Bostock visualizes mobile patent lawsuits, improving on a graphic from Thomson Reuters…

Google Map Maker edits in real-time

Google Map Maker is a simple tool that lets you draw your own…

The Sexperience 1000 shows a (statistical) view of what goes on in the bedroom

The bedroom is a private place, and what goes on in the bedroom…

Statistical Graphics and Information Visualization

The two differ in who uses them, how they are used, and who…

Rethinking the food nutrition label

The food nutrition label is on almost every food item, but it can…

Data visualization freelancing

In an interview with Enrico Bertini, Moritz Stefaner, whose work you’ll probably recognize,…

Find popular places to stay with Google Hotel Finder

When you’re picking a hotel to stay at in an area you don’t…

People moving

Hundreds of thousands of people immigrate every year, with some countries seeing higher…

US post offices spreading over time, 1700 to 1900

Using data from the USPS Postmaster Finder and the USGS Geographic Names Information…

Why Census matters to you

Census is any country is important in making major policy decisions and can…

Fly through a survey of the universe

Paul Bourke, a research professor at the University of Western Australia, provides us…

Digital spotlights on landmarks

Think about when you take a picture of something. It’s kind of like…

Maps as kaleidoscope in Rorschmap

Maps aren’t just a way to see directions from point A to point…

How tech companies are interconnected

Sarah Kessler and Nick Sigler examine the interconnectedness between major tech companies. I…

If the world lived in a single city

World population is estimated to be 6.9 billion people, and while that is…

How the deficit got so big

The US continues to rack up more and more debt, with a deficit…

The Vizosphere

There are lots of people on Twitter who talk visualization. Moritz Stefaner had…

All the countries that the US owes money to

In May 2011, the United States owned $14.3 trillion in debt. A lot…

You Are What You Eat

The phrase “you are what you eat” usually refers to health and weight,…

Doo doo

Poop. Doo doo. Crap. Shit. Oddly enough these are the first words of…

Data reenactment via stolen iPhone

Remember when Joshua Koffman was posting pictures of the guy who had this…

iPhone fireflies across the Europen sky

A few months ago there was a lot of hoopla around the iPhone…

News of the World scandal unfolding on Twitter

All kinds of crazy with News of the World went down this past…

Netflix favorites by location

If you have Netflix, you know that there’s a section for local favorites,…